Free Online Curricula

Hi all! Today I’m going to share with you a list of online curricula! I’m hoping this list can help someone just starting out or who can’t afford to buy curricula. I will be providing links so you can check out each one for yourself.

We will begin with Easy Peasy All in One Homeschool- This is a full curriculum it covers the following subjects.

Bible

We used this curriculum for about 6 months before moving on to something else. There are pros and cons to this curricula and I will share what my family liked and didn’t like about it.

Pros: Convenient, easy to use, can do all online or print language arts and math workbooks, fun games.

Cons: The only real con for my family was that my son constantly complained it was too easy. I took him up two grades and he said it was still too easy. This seems to be a constant complaint among a lot of homeschoolers. Easy Peasy All in One Homeschool

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An Old Fashioned Education is a curriculum that is reading based. The curricula was made by a homeschooling mother that tried Ambelside Online (will discuss later in this article) and found it hard to use and confusing. The Curriculum uses living books instead of textbooks (many of these books will be free due to being out of print). The children will read rich engaging stories instead of memorizing facts. The following subjects are covered • American History
• Anthologies
• Arithmetic
• Art Appreciation
• Bible & Religion
• Biography
• Canadian Interest
• Canadian Teacher’s Manuals
• Character & Etiquette
• Christian Classics
• Civics & Government
• Classic Literature
• Composition
• Creationism
• Drama & Public Speaking
• Economics
• Emergency Preparedness
• Fables, Fairy Tales & Nursery Rhymes
• Fiction for Boys
• Fiction for Girls
• Folk Songs & Hymns
• Geography & Social Studies
• Grammar & Spelling
• Greece & Rome
• Health

As you can see there are many subjects covered and it is all free. My family used this curriculum for about a year before we found tried Ambleside Online and liked it better. The pros and cons are below

Pros: Easy to use, organized well, lots of amazing reading, broken down into grades 1-12

Cons: Lots of reading (not good if you have a student who doesn’t like reading), many books have to be read online or on another device   Old Fashioned Education

 

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Ambleside Online (This is a Charlotte Mason based curricula, you can find a blog post on Charlotte Mason on my blog)

Ambleside Online much like An Old Fashioned Education is literature based. Every subject is taught by ready rich engaging books. The students will also do dictation,  copywriting, picture study and composer study, among other things. The following are the subject that is covered

  • Bible
  • History
  • Art-picture study
  • Music-composer study, hymn, folk songs
  • Geography
  • Reading
  • Nature study
  • Science
  • Math
  • Foreign Language
  • Citizenship
  • Copywriting

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This is by and far my favorite curriculum out of all the free online choices! It is rich and in depth. My son reads amazing stories and goes on adventures. It is broken down into years instead of grades and parents can decide where to start their students. There is forums, articles, and books to offer help. As with the others, will provide pros and cons.

Pros: Easy to use website, lots of support, teaches the whole child, wonderful stories, easy to use schedule, short lessons

Cons: Some have said the website and curricula is hard to use, some children have expressed boredom, many books need to be read online or on another device, not good for students who don’t like a lot of reading.

I would suggest reading and researching, this particular curricula and style aren’t for everyone and it is better to be sure you want to commit to it first. Ambleside Online

 

These are the free online curriculum I have experience with. There are more and I suggest you look them all up. There is a whole slew of online ways to homeschool for free or almost free! If you have another to suggest please do so in the comments!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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